Specialist Learning Courses

From vocational courses and qualifications in care work, Access to Higher Education, British Sign Language (BSL) and teacher training to specialist courses in speech therapy and courses for students with learning difficulties.

Connectivity on 222-66-889-99 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Reading and writing for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable if you have completed 'English grammar for deaf people' and/or achieved English entry 3, but are not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual reading and writing skills and prepare you for the next level. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  2. English entry 1 for Deaf people

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will help you learn basic English vocabulary, grammar, spelling, reading and writing. This course is suitable for those who have completed Basic English and Maths skills course for deaf people; have arrived in UK from abroad and need to acquire basic English skills; missed out on education at school due to communication barriers. This is the second part of a year-long course. Your course tutor will discuss with you whether you are ready to take exams at the end of the course (it will depend on your mock exams results).
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  3. BSL level 2

    Course Date: Tue 26 Feb 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Have you passed your BSL level 1 and are you ready for a level 2 course? Build your skills and knowledge and achieve a level 2 qualification, accredited by Signature.
    Full fee: £799.00
    Senior fee: £674.00
    Concession: £599.00

  4. English grammar for Deaf people

    Course Date: Wed 27 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is suitable for those who have achieved English Entry 2 but not quite ready for the next level. The tutor will focus on your individual grammatical skills and prepare you for the next level. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  5. Everyday maths for Deaf people

    Course Date: Thu 28 Feb 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course is designed to improve your ability to understand and work with numbers. It is a very practical course and the skills you learn can be applied to your everyday life and work contexts. This course is the second part of a year-long course and has no exams.
    Full fee: £0.00
    Senior fee: £0.00
    Concession: £0.00

  6. Level 3 BSL receptive skills practice

    Course Date: Sat 2 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you currently on a Level 3 course in BSL? If you need some guidance by an experienced teacher, this course will provide guidance and tips to help you develop strategies for how best to approach the level 3 receptive exam (Unit 321).
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  7. Understanding working with people with mental health issues

    Course Date: Tue 5 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you currently work in the mental health field, or are you interested in getting into this area? This course will increase your understanding of mental wellbeing and mental ill health. You will investigate the common signs and symptoms of mental health issues as well as exploring the range of agencies involved in the sector. You will identify best practice in planning care that supports people holistically. The course is particularly useful if you are studying or hoping to work in support work, care work or mental health. Applications are encouraged from learners who have used support services or have experienced homelessness. On successful completion you will achieve the level 2 understanding working with people with mental health needs certificate.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £599.00
    Senior fee: £599.00
    Concession: £0.00

  8. Effective communication in the workplace

    Course Date: Fri 8 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop your personal effectiveness in the workplace, working on issues including using the telephone, interview techniques, presentation skills and communicating in meetings.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £54.00
    Concession: £54.00

  9. Counselling skills for recently qualified speech and language therapists

    Course Date: Sat 16 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Develop and practise a range of essential core counselling skills to help you work with emotional issues you will encounter as an SLT. You will receive feedback and learn through experience and reflective practice. This course is suitable for recently qualified therapists as well as therapists in training.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £79.00

  10. BSL intensive fingerspelling practice

    Course Date: Sat 23 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Are you on a level 1 or 2 BSL course and would like to improve your ability to use and understand BSL fingerspelling? This workshop is taught by a highly experienced teacher and provides a perfect opportunity to focus on this particular area of BSL.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £89.00

  11. Assertiveness and hearing loss

    Course Date: Tue 26 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Do you sometimes find it hard to tell people you have a hearing loss and to ask them for the support you need? This short course will help you to develop your assertiveness skills.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £48.00
    Concession: £35.00

  12. Preparing to work in adult social care: level 1 at Thames Reach Academy (off-site)

    Course Date: Thu 28 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: OS - Off Site
    Are you considering a career in adult social care? Do you want to find out more about different roles and feel confident in applying for volunteering opportunities? This course will develop your understanding of the responsibilities, values, skills and attitudes needed. It aims to give you an introduction into adult social care and an accredited level 1 award in preparing to work in adult social care.

    This course is FREE if one of the following applies:

    a) You are employed and earn less than £19,890. You need to have lived in the UK or EU for the last 3 years and be a citizen of the UK or a country within the EU. You may also be eligible for this funding in other circumstances. When you come for assessment or enrolment, bring a pay slip dated within 3 months of the course start date, or a current employment contract that shows your gross salary.

    Or

    b) You are either on Jobseekers' Allowance or Employment & Support Allowance (WRAG). Please bring proof of income to your assessment or enrolment.

    Or

    c) You receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit), earn less than £338 a month (individual claims) or £541 a month (household claims) and are doing the course to become employed or move into more sustainable employment.

    Call 222-66-889-99 for more information.
    Full fee: £499.00
    Senior fee: £499.00
    Concession: £0.00

  13. Refresher workshop for people who stammer

    Course Date: Fri 29 Mar 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    If you have already completed some therapy either at Build or elsewhere, , this workshop offers you the ideal opportunity to revise what you’ve learnt so far, practise your speech techniques and to become more open about, and desensitised to, stammering.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £60.00
    Concession: £60.00

  14. Introduction to BSL

    Introduction to BSL

    Course Date: Mon 29 Apr 2019 (and 4 other dates)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in learning British Sign Language? Learn some basic vocabulary and grammar, and decide if you want to progress to the level 1 qualification.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £122.00

  15. Introduction to lipreading

    Introduction to lipreading

    Course Date: Tue 30 Apr 2019 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Find out about the skills involved in lipreading and build your confidence in understanding conversations. Suitable if you have little or no experience of lipreading.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £79.00

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